History Literature / FoucaultsPendulum

19th Jun '16 4:07:07 AM JustTroper
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* SageLoveInterest: Lia is presented as the epitome of "natural wisdom", in contrast to the pseudo-profound concepts of the Diabolicals.
3rd Jun '16 12:53:38 AM PaulA
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* RealityRetcon: InUniverse, with the editors constructing a fake conspiracy.


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* ViewersAreGeniuses: To give some illustration of the ''sheer magnitude'' of the permeation of this trope through his fiction, ''Foucault's Pendulum'' requires at least a modest familiarity with the conception of God in Kabbalah in order to understand the book's narrative arrangement; and though Kabbalah is hardly the most obscure of topics--and certainly not the most obscure form of knowledge required to understand ''Foucault's Pendulum''--this novel requires substantial reading into a major world mystic/faith tradition ''merely to understand its chapter layout''.
11th May '16 3:02:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Casaubon: Protagonist and narrator. Also an intellectual dilettante and expert on TheKnightsTemplar.

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* Casaubon: Protagonist and narrator. Also an intellectual dilettante and expert on TheKnightsTemplar.UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar.
17th Jan '16 8:19:22 AM Exxolon
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''Foucault's Pendulum'' is a 1988 novel by Creator/UmbertoEco, and a notable work of [[AncientConspiracy conspiracy literature]].

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\n''Foucault's Pendulum'' '''''Foucault's Pendulum''''' is a 1988 novel by Creator/UmbertoEco, and a notable work of [[AncientConspiracy conspiracy literature]].
4th Jan '16 4:50:57 PM MarkLungo
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While ''TheDaVinciCode'' plays the conspiracy theory view of history completely straight, and ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' subverts it wildly, this novel is an [[ViewersAreGeniuses elaborate]] and [[TakeThat sometimes savage]] {{Deconstruction}}.

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While ''TheDaVinciCode'' ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' plays the conspiracy theory view of history completely straight, and ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' subverts it wildly, this novel is an [[ViewersAreGeniuses elaborate]] and [[TakeThat sometimes savage]] {{Deconstruction}}.



* {{Kabbalah}}: The branches/spheres of the kabbalistic tree of life serve as chapter headings.

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* {{Kabbalah}}: UsefulNotes/{{Kabbalah}}: The branches/spheres of the kabbalistic tree of life serve as chapter headings.
12th Nov '15 1:03:35 AM JohnnyAdroit
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* VanityPublishing: In-story, there is the publishing house of Garamond doing this. The owner also changes the business model-he makes the occultists and conspiracy nutters pay to have their books published, '''and then sells the books'''.
** And when the books don't sell (for obvious reasons), the publisher threatens to destroy the remaining copies, but offers the authors the chance to buy the lot to distribute on their own. In essence, the authors pay for their books twice!

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* VanityPublishing: In-story, there is the publishing house of Garamond doing this. The owner also changes the business model-he makes the occultists and conspiracy nutters pay to have their books published, '''and then sells the books'''.
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books'''. And when the books don't sell (for obvious reasons), the publisher threatens to destroy the remaining copies, but offers the authors the chance to buy the lot to distribute on their own. In essence, the authors pay for their books twice!
9th Nov '15 3:22:49 PM JohnnyAdroit
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** And when the books don't sell (for obvious reasons), the publisher threatens to destroy the remaining copies, but offers the authors the chance to buy the lot to distribute on their own. In essence, the authors pay for their books twice!
18th Oct '15 2:24:15 AM Aquila89
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%%* LeyLine: Part of the conspiracy theory.

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%%* * LeyLine: Part of the conspiracy theory.theory. The Plan assumes that The Knights Templar learned to harness the power of the ley lines.
17th Oct '15 5:24:26 PM nombretomado
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** ThePope Clemens V prolonged the trial; as the king suspects, to give the knights time to flee. But they don't.

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** ThePope UsefulNotes/ThePope Clemens V prolonged the trial; as the king suspects, to give the knights time to flee. But they don't.
8th Aug '15 7:40:50 AM LordGro
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* LovingForce: {{Subverted}}. When Amparo, as she tells it, noticed a guy approaching her in the night on the street, and suspected he wanted to rape her, she offered him sex first. He ran away, because he wanted to hurt women, not have sex.
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